his very short-lived series followed the Seated Liberty design of the era. Twenty Cent Pieces were struck from 1875 to 1878 with 1877 and 1878 being rare proof-only Twenty Cent Pieces. Philadelphia, Carson City and the San Francisco Mint all struck Twenty Cent Pieces.
The 1876-CC is the ‘key’ to a complete Twenty Cent Piece collection. 10,000 coins were struck but almost all were melted at the Carson City Mint. Today, a decent example of this rare Twenty Cent Piece easily fetches $100,000!
2,790 proofs minted. This one slipped out into circulation for a day or so!
Richly toned iridescent turquoise and stone-gray. The strike is needle-sharp and the surfaces are exceptionally clean.
Bright flashy surfaces with heavy white frost on the design and a touch of peripheral toning. Excellent eye appeal.
Satiny white luster and a sharp strike.
Well struck with rich creamy luster that has a faint golden hue. The surfaces are choice with no significant marks. Just 14,640 minted.
Lightly frosted devices with highly reflective fields. A nice original piece with light gold and turquoise toning.
High end for the grade with reflective golden-gray surfaces and no significant marks or hairlines.
A rare proof-only date with a tiny mintage of just 350 pieces. This example exhibits excellent device and field contrast. Frosty mostly white design elements stand out against deeply mirrored fields of silver-white blended with crimson-gold and a touch of blue. Outstanding for the grade with excellent eye appeal!
Blazing mostly white luster with an area of very light gold shading on the obverse. The strike is needle sharp creating ultra deep mirrored fields and frosted design elements. Great eye appeal and outstanding for the grade. Just 600 proofs and no business strikes minted for the last year of the series.